And while my instability will eventually be fixed, the iPad will never have widgets.
I wouldn't be so sure about either of those statements. All OSes have some instability issues, it seems. Something gets patched, another thing gets botched... And Apple has flagged for significant changes in iOS 5, so widgets could very well make their way onto the iPad home/lock screen.
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